Talking shortwave and spectrum on the Radio Survivor podcast

Last week, I had the honor of speaking with Eric Klein and Jennifer Waits on the excellent Radio Survivor podcast. It’s rare that in one show I get to spread so much shortwave radio love–thanks for making that happen Radio Survivor:

Perhaps you are like me and you have wished that you could go back in time and spin a radio dial and just listen to and browse the full radio spectrum from another time and place. Our guest on the show, Radio Anthropologist Thomas Witherspoon, is building a website for just such a thing. It’s called the Radio Spectrum Archive and it is not magic, it uses a piece of technology called a software defined radio that makes recording a full spectrum of Shortwave, AM and even FM radio (if you have the computing power to handle the load) a very real possibility. Thomas Witherspoon is also the primary contributor to The Shortwave Listening Post ( so we are going to learn a few things about the wonder that is shortwave radio on planet earth.

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5 thoughts on “Talking shortwave and spectrum on the Radio Survivor podcast

  1. Rob

    Good interview Thomas, and good job of reaching out to other radio enthusiasts and explaining SW. Wouldn’t be surprised if you started a few new SWLers with this podcast.

  2. Roger Fitzharris

    Superb. Nice overview of SDR and SW listening in general. Highly recommended — worth every minute of your time. Kudos to you TW.

  3. Cap

    Fantastic interview Thomas, listened to the entire 1hr 24mins and 16 seconds!
    I love the enthusiasm of the female interviewer/host for radio.


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